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Training and Education

The mission of the Oklahoma State University Psychiatry Residency is to foster clinical excellence, leadership, and scholarship. Graduates of the program work in every clinical practice setting, and lead clinical and research teams nationwide.


We approach the training mission systematically by combining closely-supervised intensive clinical experiences in multiple settings with a comprehensive didactic program. Experiences are aligned with the health care reform demands of the contemporary era in giving residents clinical responsibilities within an integrated continuum of progressive complexity on the wards and in the clinics. Mentorship and elective experiences beginning in the PGY1 year and continuing throughout training provide residents with the opportunity to explore specific areas for professional development and master a topic area more deeply.


Our ultimate goals are to open the field of psychiatry to our residents and to help them become both broadminded and critical thinkers.

Residency Clinical Training Sites

OSU Medical Center

744 West 9th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-9020


Rotations: Outpatient Pediatrics, Outpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry


The country's largest single site osteopathic hospital, the OSU Medical Center (formerly TRMC), is located just blocks from the main College campus.


What began as Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital by a group of pioneering D.O.'s in 1944 has grown to become one of the nation’s largest osteopathic health care centers. The OSU Medical Center is a flagship hospital in eastern Oklahoma. Licensed for 426 beds, with premier emergency and outpatient programs, it is poised for great outreach and growth in the 21st century.


The OSU Medical Center is committed to quality patient care. Because the medical center sees a wide variety of high acuity cases, the postgraduate training programs are seen as a critical priority by the medical center staff and administration.

Annually, OSUMC:

  • Admits over 13,000 patients
  • Experiences over 30,000 emergency room visits
  • Experiences over 25,000 outpatient visits
  • Performs nearly 4,000 surgi-center (outpatient)
  • Performs nearly 3,500 inpatient procedures


Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health

2323 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114


Rotations: Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry


Adult Crisis Centers provide non-hospital emergency services for adults 18 and older with mental health, substance abuse or co-occurring issues. Consumers may be admitted up to three days with services including, but not limited to, observation, evaluation, emergency treatment and referral, when necessary, for inpatient psychiatric or substance abuse services.


Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care

2414 E Shawnee Bypass
Muskogee, OK 74403


Rotations: Ambulatory medicine, surgery, internal medicine service, neurology, inpatient psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry


The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) serves more than 47,000 Veterans in 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma.


EOVAHCS operates the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, OK which has 89 operating beds, including inpatient behavioral health and inpatient rehabilitation. EOVAHCS also operates an outpatient clinic at the Muskogee facility, behavioral medicine clinics in Muskogee and Tulsa and community based outpatient clinics in Tulsa, Hartshorne and Vinita.


Oklahoma Forensic Center

24800 S 44220 Rd
Vinita, OK 74301


Rotation: Forensic Psychiatry


The Oklahoma Forensic Center is the largest inpatient behavioral health facility in the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services system. It is located in a rural area of Oklahoma, about 60 miles northeast of Tulsa, and serves all 77 counties of Oklahoma as the only inpatient forensic facility. The agency has approximately 200 inpatient beds on eight separate units, housing persons who have been found incompetent for adjudication or adjudicated as Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. In addition, OFC provides outpatient evaluations of adjudicative competency for 14 counties, including the two largest counties in Oklahoma (Oklahoma and Tulsa counties). OFC has recently moved into a newly constructed building which contains intern office space, a mock courtroom, group rooms, and other beneficial treatment facilities.


St. Francis Health System - Laureate

6655 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136


Rotation: Inpatient Psychiatry


There is a difference in the treatment you'll receive through the Laureate Eating Disorders Program at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa, OK. The combination of our care, our facility and our highly experienced staff creates a program that provides results.

  • Highly individualized eating disorder treatment
  • Separate tracks for adolescents and adults
  • Continuity of care; patients keep the same physician, therapist and dietitian throughout acute-care, residential care and partial care
  • Family involvement program, including our highly-regarded Family Week
  • Expertise in nutritional and physical rehabilitation as well as other psychiatric conditions  
  • Experienced and diverse staff who are leaders in the field of eating disorders treatment
  • Research Center of Excellence
  • Comprehensive medical services available through our affiliation with Saint Francis Hospital and Warren Clinic
  • Experience with high-profile patients


Residency Curriculum By Year

The OSU Psychiatry Residency Program provides residents with a in depth education and extensive experience at clinical training sites across Oklahoma.

Inpatient Psychiatry 4 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
OB/GYN 1 month OSU Medical Center
Pediatrics 1 month OSU Medical Center
Neurology 2 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Medicine 3 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Surgery 1 month Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Addiction 2 months 12&12 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
Inpatient 2-3 months Laureate Psychiatry Hospital
Inpatient 2-3 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Consultation Liaison 2 months OSU Medical Center
Child Psychiatry 2 months Family and Children's Services
Inpatient TCBH 1-2 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Outpatient 12 months Tulsa, OK
Forensic Psychiatry 1 month Oklahoma Forensic Center
Geriatric Psychiatry 2 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Inpatient 2 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Inpatient 1 month Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Elective 6 months  

Didactics & Conferences

Structured didactics are a cornerstone of the Oklahoma State University Psychiatry program. Required readings, journal findings and research articles are a mainstay of the program.


Medical Student Clerkship

The Psychiatry Medicine Clerkship is a four-week block that takes place at various clinical training sites.


This setting provides a unique opportunity for direct patient care, access to fully equipped facilities, as well as a variety of specialty clinics providing on-site consultation services. In addition to learning from supervised patient care experiences, a variety of additional learning experiences will be incorporated.


For more information, please visit the Office of Clinical Education.

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